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Title: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on July 17, 2019, 02:52:45 pm
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/0txiub8w422ppcw/Lemans%20Banner2.png?dl=1)

Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Practice starts at 16:30 GMT (12:30pm ET)



Race Details

- This race will use the Studio 397 Endurance pack and Lemans newly released track. These can be purchased here:
  Endurance Pack (https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/1004/)
  LeMans Track (https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/365960/detail/37/)

- Password: tintop
  PW is only going to be on the server the day of the race.

- 96 minutes (1.6h) race. The server will have time accelerated to 15x to simulate a 24h cycle.
- Start: Formation Lap with Rolling Start
- If you get disconnected, race re-join is activated.
- Track condition: User Saved Preset. Track rubber will depend on number of drivers on track over the course of the practice week.
- Weather: Sunny and Dry.

- Allowed assists: Only Auto-Clutch.  Drivers may change Traction Control and ABS under setup options.

- Please read: VRC Rules and Regulations (http://vrc.createaforum.com/new-members/vrc-rules-and-regualtions)


Race day Schedule

- Practice start (60 Mins) 16:30 GMT  (12:30pm ET) - Open session
- Qualifying start (20 Mins) 17:30 GMT (1:30pm ET) - Open session
- Warm Up start (5 Mins) 17:50 GMT (1:50pm ET) - Open session
- Race start (96 Mins) 17:55 GMT (1:55pm ET) - Closed session


Discord Server info:

https://discord.gg/smpZB6n


Please announce in this post your intention to race.  We have two classes, select either a LMP2 or GTE car.

Registrants are encouraged to use their real name. We race against people, not their online egos. On the race server real names are enforced, but since Steam does not mandate real names be used it is difficult to enforce the use of a real name on the server in all cases.

We are excited to host this race and look forward to seeing you on track.

Sign up list
We will have a maximum of 32 drivers to make sure we do not have server issues.

LMP2
1.   Juan Amaya
2.   Tom Lebeuf
3.   Matt Palla
4.   Chad Brown
5.   Nick Newcombe
6.   Sebastian Lukasik
7.   Simon Jones
8.   Kamil Śmieja
9.   Arkadiusz Otręba
10. Danny Robins
11. Dawid Łukaszuk
12. Roman Moravcik
13. Gerry Sweetland
14. John Cook
15.
16.


GTE
1.   Tom Nasella - Corvette
2.   Rick Adams - BMW
3.   Phil Redman - Porsche
4.   Ernest Dela Cruz - Porsche
5.   Tom Kapusta - Corvette
6.   Joris Woters - Porsche
7.   Ken - BMW
8.   Yoeri Gijsen - Corvette
9.   Placido Coimbra - BMW
10. Rogier de Klein - Corvette
11. David Nichols - Porsche
12. Derrick J - Corvette
13. Pete Delavan - BMW
14. Akira Iwata - Porsche
15.
16.

Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tom Nasella on July 17, 2019, 05:37:31 pm
Sign me up......sticking with the Aston Martin.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Rick Adams on July 17, 2019, 05:48:10 pm
BMW M8 GTE

Not sure if I will be able to race. Need to upgrade my PC, it really struggles with rf2. Seems to struggle more with GT3 cars than it does with GTE cars, so we will see.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Nick Newcombe on July 17, 2019, 05:54:31 pm
Hi sign me up with Porsche 911 GTE please 👍
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: ebernaldo on July 17, 2019, 09:07:30 pm
Please sign me up with the Porsche RSR.

Full name: Ernest Dela Cruz

Also I saw that someone registered with the Aston, just wondering if that was a mistake?
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Slamfunk3 on July 18, 2019, 12:17:06 am
I'm in as well, a C7.R vette please

TK
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on July 18, 2019, 03:43:31 am
Please sign me up with the Porsche RSR.

Full name: Ernest Dela Cruz

Also I saw that someone registered with the Aston, just wondering if that was a mistake?

Yes, a mistake....did not even think about it.... :) :)
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on July 18, 2019, 03:44:43 am
Sign me up......sticking with the Aston Martin.

Hi Tom, only GTEs, not GT3s
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: red bullet on July 18, 2019, 06:50:50 am
I'm in. Probably the Porsche GTE.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Jamilton on July 18, 2019, 10:54:52 am
James Hamilton: Corvette C7.R GTE, please.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Yoeri Gijsen on July 18, 2019, 11:10:29 am
Yoeri Gijsen in the Corvette, please!
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tom Nasella on July 18, 2019, 02:00:39 pm
Sign me up......sticking with the Aston Martin.

Ooooopsie.....I'll use a Corvette
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Marketcrash16 on July 18, 2019, 03:35:27 pm
In
LMP2
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Placido Coimbra on July 18, 2019, 08:45:01 pm
BMW M8 GTE
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tig_green on July 19, 2019, 12:08:40 am
In, LMP2... Already added myself.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Simon J on July 19, 2019, 01:40:09 pm
BMW For me :)
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Chad Brown on July 20, 2019, 01:39:12 am
I'm in. LMP2
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: McSmall on July 20, 2019, 06:30:48 am
Rogier de Klein in the Corvette, please!
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tarheel Dan on July 21, 2019, 04:05:43 pm
I really wanted to do this, but I'll be at Road America that weekend for IMSA.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Nick Newcombe on July 21, 2019, 06:31:15 pm
I'll change to P2 to fill it out a bit  ;D
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Phil Redman on July 21, 2019, 11:56:10 pm
Phil Redman - Porsche please.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: David Nichols on July 23, 2019, 09:03:00 am
Porsche 911 please.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: IceMan on July 23, 2019, 02:43:48 pm
Esport StarVision

Kamil Śmieja: Oreca 07
Arkadiusz Otręba: Oreca 07
Danny Robins : Oreca 07
Dawid Łukaszuk: Oreca 07
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Death Dream on July 23, 2019, 07:58:25 pm
Derrick J - Corvette
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Pete Delavan on July 24, 2019, 05:00:58 am
Sure What a way to jump back in......
 BMW
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Roman MCK on July 24, 2019, 08:19:11 pm
Hi I will be in LMP2
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Gerry Sweetland on July 25, 2019, 10:25:43 pm
Hi, I'll enter in a LMP2
For some reason my name on the server is coming across as Lotus23bsr
It does not do that on the other servers?
If it is something I can fix/ need to fix on my end let me know and I'll research it :)
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Chad Brown on July 27, 2019, 04:33:20 am
For some reason my name on the server is coming across as Lotus23bsr
It does not do that on the other servers?
If it is something I can fix/ need to fix on my end let me know and I'll research it :)

It is possible that Simon does not have the server set to enforce real names and it is grabbing your SteamID instead of your real name in your .ini file.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: John Cook on July 28, 2019, 01:02:27 pm
in= lmp 2 please
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Akira Iwata on July 30, 2019, 11:54:34 am
Please sign me up with Porsche.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Jamilton on July 31, 2019, 11:03:13 pm
I'm afraid I'll have to withdraw my entry. Havent had the time to practice and likely won't have the time in the day it seems.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Ken_in_Texas on August 03, 2019, 03:18:20 am
Hello, sign me up for a GTE BMW please.
Ken Fondon
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tig_green on August 03, 2019, 12:47:45 pm
Hello, sign me up for a GTE BMW please.

Could we have your full name Ken?
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Chad Brown on August 04, 2019, 04:36:23 pm
Theres been a slight hitch in the giddyup... Simons Internet has crashed and is not functioning. I have put up the back-up server and it should be available momentarily.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: red bullet on August 04, 2019, 04:38:28 pm
Thanks, Chad.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Chad Brown on August 04, 2019, 04:48:41 pm
Sorry for the delay. My server is being a pain in the ass and I am not sure I will get this sorted in the next few minutes. Ill keep trying asnd keep you all updated
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on August 04, 2019, 04:52:38 pm
Hi guys, we will have a sever available soon.  We lost Simon's server, Chad getting his ready.  Stay tuned
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on August 04, 2019, 05:02:03 pm
Still working on it
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on August 04, 2019, 05:09:06 pm
Server up and running
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Nick Newcombe on August 04, 2019, 05:54:34 pm
changing back to 911 as plenty P2s now for event :)
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Gerry Sweetland on August 04, 2019, 08:11:36 pm
Sorry, had to bail.
Got one of my bikes up for sale and was expecting a possible punter at 3:30
Had a good time till then though.
Chad, did I cause you to go off at the first chicane?  Sorry if I did, I was not doing a very good job of looking in my mirrors and was surprised to see you close to me just before I went in for the turn from far outside, maybe I squeezed you off there on the outside?
Also at the start I was expecting a full formation lap and there was a stutter just as we went through the last chicane and the next thing I know people are passing my left and right LOL. didn't even know the race had started.
Thanks to the admins and Simon for all the work he does, too bad he missed the race due to no internet.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on August 05, 2019, 01:05:15 am
We are sorry about the server problems today, thank you for your patience.

And thank everyone for your participation today. It was a lot of fun.  We will do more races like this in the future.

We will be posting soon information about the fall series.

Cheers, Juan
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tom Nasella on August 05, 2019, 02:12:08 am
Congrats to today's winners, Juan and Tom K.  And thanks to Juan for putting the event together.

After expecting the worst I had a good race and a heck of a lot of fun.  Certainly a faux pas (or so) along the way that included a drive through and a stop and go for track cutting but all in all it went well.  With no complaints about the race itself I do have to say that some of these newer tracks have what I'd call ridiculous "cut track" penalties.  I say this because both of mine came on what I'd say were very minor misses and gave me absolutely no time advantage whatsoever.....however, on one occasion I completely blew a chicane, straight through the sandbox, went from about .3 seconds behind my best lap at that point to over, yes OVER, 4 seconds ahead and no penalty!  To me that's ridiculous.  (I did slow until I got back to being behind my best lap, not that it mattered.)  Wish there was something that could be done about that stuff.

So, thanks again, Juan.....see everyone on track soon.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: red bullet on August 05, 2019, 06:20:47 am
The start was quite interesting. From the grid to the end of the formation lap in a blink of an eye. :D

Quite a decent race. I went round trying to avoid Phil in the first chicane. From there on I was quite alone. I managed to get back to Tom N, with flat spots all over the place. Went around in Tertre, to ruin my second set of tyres and later on in the lefthander after Porsche Curves. But with Phil and Akira having some problems in the end, I managed to move up some places. :D
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tig_green on August 05, 2019, 07:28:17 am
Heh, could say the start was the result of setting up the backup server rather quickly. Unfortunately we got information of Simon's internet connection problems at a bit too late. But tbh, I think no one would have liked to drive a full lap with snail pace either :D

The race was quite interesting. Sebastian was attacking me at the beginning, it was close, but I came on top. At some point Kamil overtook Sebastian and we went side by side to the fast right hander at the back of the track. I stayed inside, but once I straightened my car for the upcoming left hander I had Kamil in front of me and not enough braking distance to avoid nudging him a bit. I got the worst of it and went a bit wide tapping the barriers. That gave me a bit of damage but not anything I was planning to fix. I think the damage might have slowed me down, because after that my pace wasn't that competitive anymore. Might be the other guys also stepped up their game.

I also had one big spin during the race which I escaped without a contact (one of those long right handers I think). That combined with my strategy to not change front tires the whole race might have been costly. Towards the end I was locking up quite a bit as my tires didn't feel round anymore. I also got drive through penalty for coming in too hot for my second pitstop. 4th wasa bit disappointing result after qualifying 1st. We surely need to make this race an annual thing in one form or another.

My pitstops were 36 and 40 seconds (adding full fuel and changing rears on both occasions). Not sure if I gained any time there by changing only rears? Did anyone else do shortshifting? Looking back at how much fuel I had in the end, it might have been pointless here (though I could have put less fuel on my second pitstop, but not because I saved 0,1-0,15 liters per lap due to shortshifting).

-Matt
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Yoeri Gijsen on August 05, 2019, 09:05:39 am
I just got back from a holiday and jumped into the race with precious little practice and a setup from another Le Mans version. Seems I was not up for the job this time as I couldn't really adjust myself to those conditions properly. Decided to call it a day after the so maniest half-spin and some damage.

Thanks for setting up the event!
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: David Nichols on August 05, 2019, 12:22:10 pm
That was fun, I didn't have the pace of the top three but still found myself second at one point. Still got some work to do on the setup though, as I managed to have 4 spins in 5 laps towards the end.

Will the results file be uploaded?
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Tig_green on August 05, 2019, 12:26:29 pm
I have asked Chad to upload the results as he have access to server log, but I might do it myself if he is too busy atm.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Chad Brown on August 05, 2019, 05:22:14 pm
The Qual and  Race results have been added to the shout box as usual. The replay file can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynyflcr3yi1lmsz/24%20Heures%20du%20Mans%202018%20R1%201.Vcr?dl=0
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Chad Brown on August 05, 2019, 05:48:12 pm
With about 30 minutes to go before official practice session timer was to begin Simon let me know that he had no internet and that it was likely he would not be able to host the server for the race. Simon has been hosting then races for the last few series and I have let my rF2 server go onto mothballs. It technically still hosts our old Teamspeak server (It is currently experiencing issues itself, but thats a discussion for another time) but has not been updated to most recent versions of the Server software, Enduracne pack, or LeMans track.

So without hesitation and great anxiety in my mind I set about to updating everything and getting all the kinks worked out as quickly as possible. After getting everything updated and putting up the server I ran into a problem with the Mod not loading properly. I realized that I never ran on the most recent version of LeMans and so the permissions on the server would not allow the Track to be available for the membership to connect. A few minutes later and with a new permissions file on the server I was back in business.

When I setup the new server I checked "fast rolling start" as the start variant instead of "rolling start". That was what caused the issue with the start. Sorry if I caused any heartache for you guys.

Ok. So we qualify and I did not have a good setup or any practice leading up to the race. I have a relatively good understanding of the track and felt that I should be able to at least not wreck anyone else out. I qualified in 6th place (Ahead of Tom so Ill take that).

On race start I figured out pretty quickly what had happened and was able to jump a few spots initially. It didnt last long and within a lap I was passed by Juan again. I then had a very good battle with Gerry as we swapped spots a few times. Ultimately though he had better consistency and slowly pulled away from me. After that point I was driving by myself, only coming into contact with other drivers as I began to lap the GTEs. I did get one penalty for speeding in the pit lane as I came in a bit too hot on the second stop and got a drive-through. Frankly though I dont think it would have mattered as Matt had a 70 some second lead on me at the end.

I finished last in the LMP division (at least of all the cars that made it to the end of the race) But I still had a great time. I was very surprised how quickly the race went, especially considering it was twice as long as our usual 45 minute races and required 2 pit stops. I am looking forward to hosting another event of this type in the future. We definitely should do this again. Maybe even host a series of mixed class again once we feel we have a adequate attendance week in and week out.

Congratulations to the winners of each division, Juan and Tom Kapusta, and I'll see you all on track.

Chad Brown
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Gerry Sweetland on August 05, 2019, 05:58:19 pm
Hey Chad, it was a miracle you got it up and running as fast as you did!
Much appreciated
Now that I am retired it will be easier for me to stay up later on a week night, it would be cool to do a multi-class series again.
Count me in we if it happens 
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Marketcrash16 on August 05, 2019, 10:49:52 pm
Epic failure on my part...I tried to push on the one part of the track I KNEW I couldn't. I'm such an idiot. Absolutely smashed the car into the wall and was just too mad at myself to limp back to the pits. Sorry I bailed early guys.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: David Nichols on August 07, 2019, 07:55:17 am
I did need a new pair of pants at one stage of the race; Juan rightly backed off of Roger's Corvette to give him time to take Mulsanne Corner; however he braked rather hard and I rapidly found my 911 charging at Juans Oreca. Luckily I think Juan must have realised as he quickly sped up a little and disaster was averted.  :o

The only close call I had all race.
Title: Re: VRC 1.6H of LeMans
Post by: Juan Amaya on August 07, 2019, 01:52:24 pm
I did need a new pair of pants at one stage of the race; Juan rightly backed off of Roger's Corvette to give him time to take Mulsanne Corner; however he braked rather hard and I rapidly found my 911 charging at Juans Oreca. Luckily I think Juan must have realised as he quickly sped up a little and disaster was averted.  :o

The only close call I had all race.

Yeah, sorry about that one David....I thought you were further behind, good thing I had time to react... :)